If Ryan and I had kids, I think they would have loved this dinner!
Sloppy joes and fries… I mean what’s not to love?
Though I’m obviously not a mom and have yet to struggle to get anyone to eat their veggies (Sadie loves broccoli), I would imagine that serving up a plate of these parsnip fries might actually go over well with the kiddos (or a he-man French fries and burger lovin’ guy).
Of all the veggies you can make into “fries,” aside from potatoes and sweet potatoes (obviously), I think parsnip fries are the closest thing to resembling real fries out there!
To make the parsnip fries, I simply cut up a bunch of (unpeeled) parsnips into fries before tossing them in olive oil (about one tablespoon), salt and chili powder and baking them in a 415-degree oven for 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
While the parsnip fries were baking, I prepared our sloppy joes using the same ketchup and apple cider-based recipe that Ryan and I both love. Unfortunately we had to eat the sloppy joes bunless since we’re all out of buns, but they were still delicious!
Apparently Ryan and I were both feelin’ this dinner, because we practically licked our plates clean.
Time to join Ryan on the couch for movie night!
Last night we watched the most recent Karate Kid movie with Will Smith’s son and both agreed that it shamed the Karate Kid name. We have to make things right in the Karate Kid universe and watch the original classic tonight!
Danielson, get ready!
Also, before signing off for the night, I wanted to let you know that I reformatted my blogroll and gave it a brand spankin’ new page. (You may still access it through my “Favs” page.) There are some new additions to the list, so feel free to check it out!